Introductory level. This course looks at the specifics of Shakyamuni Buddha's life story and how to use it as a spiritual guide. Students will learn about the progressive step-like structure of the lam-rim, its origin in the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, and about the three scopes. More importantly, we'll explore where you fit at your current stage of spiritual development, what to do next, and how you get from here to enlightenment. Seven weeks. Practice Day is Mar 10.